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Can I run Windows Defender and MBAM together?

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I read that MBAM (paid) has a real-time scanner..so would I have to turn off Windows Defender? or can they be run both simultaneously?

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Both can be run simultaneously.

It seems a bit of overkill, however, and I chose to just keep one resident, and one as a backup scanner.

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I read that MBAM (paid) has a real-time scanner..so would I have to turn off Windows Defender? or can they be run both simultaneously?

I would not run two active protections at once, it can cause one or both, to fail and extreme drain on the system.

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As I understand Win32, user processes run in their own address space should not be able to cause another process to crash.

For this reason, active protection cannot be accomplished on a per-process basis, if you want to be able to manipulate other processes! So you have to use techniques outside the process space.

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If both are running and both simultaneously detect a piece of malware, neither will be able to delete it because it will be locked by the other's scanning/detection process. This can cause your system to hang as each one eats up cpu cycles trying to deal with the malware. It's kind of like 2 dogs fighting over the same bone.

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If both are running and both simultaneously detect a piece of malware, neither will be able to delete it because it will be locked by the other's scanning/detection process. This can cause your system to hang as each one eats up cpu cycles trying to deal with the malware. It's kind of like 2 dogs fighting over the same bone.

Correct :

Run one am/as protection in real time

Run one av protection in real time (= a must !)

Eventualy run an aditional am/as tool "on demand" for a second opinion.

The "on demand" versions are usualy free$ :-)

Berny +++

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